Disney's Brave grossed $8.93 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office with ease for a fifth consecutive day. The latest big-budget 3D computer animated film from Pixar was unchanged from Monday's performance on Tuesday. In comparison, 2008's WALL•E fell 15 percent on its first Tuesday to gross $7.60 million, though it should also be noted that Tuesday holds in general are stronger in 2012 than they were back in 2008. Brave surpassed the $80 million mark yesterday and has grossed $84.199 million in five days, which is towards the higher end of expectations. The film is currently running 6 percent stronger than the $79.60 million five-day start of WALL•E (which didn't have the benefit of higher priced 3D admissions).
Fellow Disney release Marvel's The Avengers grossed $0.99 million to place in eighth for the day. In the process, the blockbuster superhero film surpassed the $600 million domestic milestone yesterday. The Avengers represents just the third film ever to reach the $600 million unadjusted mark, joining 1997's Titanic and 2009's Avatar. The 54-day domestic total for The Avengers stands at a mighty $600.38 million.
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted held steady in second place with $3.20 million. The 3D computer animated sequel from Paramount and DreamWorks Animation was up 5 percent over Monday and down 36 percent from last Tuesday. Madagascar 3 continues to exceed expectations with a 19-day take of $163.35 million. That places the film 7 percent ahead of the pace of last year's Cars 2.
Fox's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter grossed $2.03 million to remain in third. The collaboration between director/producer Timur Bekmambetov and producer Tim Burton was up 7 percent over Monday, which represented a healthy first-Tuesday hold. However, whether or not the film can hold up well throughout the rest of the midweek remains to be seen given the fanboy-driven nature of the film. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has grossed $20.24 million in five days, placing it 33.5 percent ahead of the $15.16 million five-day start of 2009's 9.